A Divine Tale

A Divine Tale

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

This is a story about Seglaman the Snow God, and how other God’s use his sorry tale as a reminder to younger less experienced God's as a warning to never become too comfortable when ruling over mortals who worship them.If you read this story then I would much appreciate it if you would review the story (whether the review be good or bad) as any feedback would be most helpful.This is a story about Seglaman the Snow God, and how other God’s use his sorry tale as a reminder to younger less experienced God's as a warning to never become too comfortable when ruling over mortals who worship them.If you read this story then I would much appreciate it if you would review the story (whether the review be good or bad) as any feedback would be most helpful.If you do like this story then be sure to check out some of my other stuff, such as "Of Muscle And Magic, it’s a little different from the norm, but then again, so am I!J.A.Strickland
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Mervin Badman

Mervin Badman

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Beware the Tremwell moors. It is easy to get lost amoung the harsh bleakness of the boggy wasteland and grim open tundra that throughout time has claimed many a poor lost soul. But this is not the only danger out on that god forsaken ground. Upon them roams a legend so terrible that mothers whisper it to there children to keep them safe from wandering too far out…Safe from him.Beware the Tremwell moors. It is easy to get lost amoung the harsh bleakness of the boggy wasteland and grim open tundra that throughout time has claimed many a poor lost soul. But this is not the only danger out on that god forsaken ground. Upon them roams a legend so terrible that mothers whisper it to there children to keep them safe from wandering too far out…Safe from him. The evil known only as Mervin Badman. If you do like this story then be sure to check out some of my other stuff, such as "Of Muscle And Magic", it’s a little different from the norm, but then again so am I!If you read this story then I would much appreciate it if you would review the story (wether the review be good or bad) as any feedback would be most helpful. J.A.Stricklandcontains mild swearing
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Smashwords Writing Duel

Smashwords Writing Duel

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Trevor Ian Thomson was one clever guy. He began reviewing on Smashwords, taking great pleasure criticising mistakes within stories, be they bad spelling to bad grammar. But when challenged to write his own story by an author called Jack Van Mason, the reviews he received where at times as critical as his own. The only difference being that their criticism fell upon his ideas and originality.Trevor Ian Thomson was one clever guy. He began reviewing on Smashwords, taking great pleasure criticising mistakes within stories, be they bad spelling to bad grammar. But when challenged to write his own story by an author called Jack Van Mason, the reviews he received where at times as critical as his own. The only difference being that their criticism fell upon his ideas and originality. But he knew he was right. And so with a little detective work he decides to track down Jack Van Mason and see the fool for what he is!(You don’t need to be a writer or reviewer on Smashwords to read this story…but it helps!)
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The King of the Dumps

The King of the Dumps

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

The King of Skull Island lies dying after his legendary fall from the great skyscraper. But as he begins to feel death creep into his enormous limbs, something small and nasty begins to annoy him.As the hairs rise and the goosebumps quiver, who do YOU see in the mirror?Soon after Damon moved into his house, a beautiful woman began appearing in his dreams. Unbeknownst to his fiancee, Damon and the woman carried on a year-long affair. Halloween night was to be their joyous and climactic reunion, but their celebration will far exceed Damon's expectations.
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A Fools Revenge

A Fools Revenge

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

A bitter hate filled wizard seeks revenge against one who has cheated him of his rightful place to rule the city of Lardenmuk.But the question is how was he cheated? His only clue lies within one unknown word. Maferentuss!If you read this story, I would very much appreciate a review...be it good or bad! THE CHOICE IS YOURS MORTAL!!!A bitter hate filled wizard seeks revenge against one who has cheated him of his rightful place to rule the city of Lardenmuk.But the question is how was he cheated? His only clue lies within one unknown word. Maferentuss!If you read this story, I would very much appreciate a review...be it good or bad! THE CHOICE IS YOURS MORTAL!!!
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Ya Can't Catch A Kipper With A Spider

Ya Can't Catch A Kipper With A Spider

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Detective story were uncouth detective Kirk "the kipper" McClacket recounts to us a very unusual and dangerous situation that he found himself in. Contains some swearing.Detective story were uncouth detective Kirk "the kipper" McClacket recounts to us a very unusual and dangerous situation that he found himself in. I wrote this around 12 or 13 years ago. I remember this was part of a writing challenge (see my story "smashwords writing duel" to understand what the writing challenges where about) that I did with Mick Carter. I remember that I always wanted to create an anti-hero, someone you shouldn't like, but for some reason there was something about them that made you smile. Thus Kirk The Kipper was born.Also a big thanks to Emily Carter for suggesting the "Red legged Chilean Tarantula" as part of the writing contest. Without it, Kirk the Kipper would have been a bit of a wet fish! Contains some swearing.If you read this story then why not leave me a review to tell me what you thought. Any feedback (be it good or bad) is always most helpful.
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The Unforgettable Names Of the Forgotten Gods

The Unforgettable Names Of the Forgotten Gods

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Short comic story.In times of old, when the worlds had just formed, and mankind was still fresh and young, the One God fought for his right to rule over all. But as Gods go, he was not as clever or unique as he first thought and later found he was just one of many from a plethora of other divine deities striving to make a mark and be worshipped by humanity. THIS IS THE STORY TO END ALL STORIESA short comic fantasty/sword and sorcery type story.In times of old, when the worlds had just formed, and mankind was still fresh and young, the One God fought for his right to rule over all. But as Gods go, he was not as clever or unique as he first thought and later found he was just one of many from a plethora of other divine deities striving to make a mark and be worshipped by humanity. He needed a strategy to stand out from the rest. Unfortunately his first attempt at supreme power did not quite succeed as his tactic to overcome the other Gods was but a simple one; he would recruit a powerful warrior by the name of “Darse Yole” and get him to do his dirty work for him.This was my second story that i wrote way back in around 1999.If you read this story then why not leave me a review to tell me what you thought. Any feedback (be it good or bad) is always most helpful.
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Twas A Good Day To Die

Twas A Good Day To Die

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

On Christmas day, a man sits, contemplating his life and how the things outside, the indescribable horrors, will soon break through his defences. But this is of no concern to him, for his now miserable life and the hand of fate that has forced him to commit an act so terrible, weigh constantly on his mind.Short horror/Sci-fi (ish) story. Please read and review.Artwork: Robert Thomas StricklandOn Christmas day, a man sits, contemplating his life and how the things outside, the indescribable horrors, will soon break through his defences. But this is of no concern to him, for his now miserable life and the hand of fate that has forced him to commit an act so terrible, weigh constantly on his mind.Short horror/Sci-fi (ish) story. Please read and review.The artwork for the story was provided by my brother "Robert Thomas Strickland". You can view more of his artistic scribblings on deviantart if you search for strick67.
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The Ghost Of A Chance

The Ghost Of A Chance

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Who are we? Us, who live like savages, hunted by orks and wargs both day and night. And what part do the strange creatures we call the babblers have to play in all of this?This is the story of a father and daughter and the part they played in discovering some of the truth of the many confusing questions that wandered through the minds of the people.Who are we? Us, who live like savages, hunted by orks and wargs both day and night. And what part do the strange creatures we call the babblers have to play in all of this? This is the story of a father and daughter and the part they played in discovering some of the truth of the many confusing questions that wandered through the minds of the people.…………………………………………This story came about as part of a writing challenge me and Mick Carter set ourselves to write an original ghost story. If you like this story then why not check out Mick’s as well, it’s called “Uncontainable”.Also if you have read this story then why not leave a review. Any feedback (be it good or bad) is most welcome.
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A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men

A Week And A Day In The Lives Of Two Angry Young Men

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Story about two young friends/rivals who haven't seen eachother for some time, meet up again to reminisce about the past and to take part in a local cooking competion. Unknown to one though, hatred and madness has grown within the other.If you read this story, then why not review it. Any review you give it (be it good or bad) is most welcome.Story about two young friends/rivals who haven't seen eachother for some time, meet up again to reminisce about the past and to take part in a local cooking competion. Unknown to one though, hatred and madness has grown within the other.If you read this story, then why not review it. Any review you give it (be it good or bad) is most welcome.This story contains lots of swearing!
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The Towering Inferno Versus The Mighty Quinn

The Towering Inferno Versus The Mighty Quinn

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

“The Towering Inferno Versus the Mighty Quinn” is about a woman working in a sleazy strip-joint who has to use her guile and wit if she’s to overcome a mysterious lust filled fire demon type thingy (thingy being the optimum word here) that is intent on consuming her within its burning hellish flames.This is a story that will certainly get you hot under the collar. Please read and review.“The Towering Inferno Versus the Mighty Quinn” is about a woman working in a sleazy strip-joint who has to use her guile and wit if she’s to overcome a mysterious lust filled fire demon type thingy (thingy being the optimum word here) that is intent on consuming her within its burning hellish flames.This is a story that will certainly get you hot under the collar.If you have read this story then any feed back from a review (be it good or bad) would be most gratefully appreciated.
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No Sense And Nonsense

No Sense And Nonsense

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

A few light-hearted pieces I have written and decided to compile together here. This includes poems, riddles, quotes, short stories and a silly story-like-thing called “The Egg”.Anyone who reads this, I would much appreciate a review (be it good or bad) as any feedback I consider most helpful.A few light-hearted pieces I have written and decided to compile together here. This includes poems, riddles, quotes, short stories and a silly story-like-thing called “The Egg”.Anyone who reads this, I would much appreciate a review (be it good or bad) as any feedback I consider most helpful.P.S_Are you bored. Then do what I do. Take off all your clothes and paint your face and arse bright blue. Then run outside and shout abuse at passers-by...passes the time if nothing else!
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The Ark Angel Ronald's Quest for Chaos

The Ark Angel Ronald's Quest for Chaos

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

The world is in danger of becoming dull and boring. Evil has gone and the goody-two-shoes have taken over. Without evil all creativity will be lost. The music charts will fill up with boy-bands and rock and roll will die out. This will not do!There is only one explanation for this horrendous occurrence. Satan must have gone soft. But the Ark angel Ronald has plans to change Satan back!The world is in danger of becoming dull and boring. Evil has gone and the goody-two-shoes have taken over. Without evil all creativity will be lost. The music charts will fill up with boy-bands and rock and roll will die out. This will not do!There is only one explanation for this horrendous occurrence. Satan must have gone soft. But the Ark angel Ronald has plans to change Satan back to his old evil loving self. However his quest to convince Satan will not be easy. This is his story.This was actually the first story I wrote, way back in "I think" 1999. It contains adult humour and some violence (though in truth it#s silly, over the top violence).If you have read this story then why not leave a smashwords star review of what you think of it!
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A Heartless Task

A Heartless Task

Jonathan Antony Strickland

Jonathan Antony Strickland

On the small island of Galiamank something nasty stalks the night. No one knows what, but whatever it is it has the power to steal through the streets unseen and unheard entering into houses unoticed and without waking anyone within, kill and take the heart of it’s victum.On the small island of Galiamank something nasty stalks the night. No one knows what, but whatever it is it has the power to steal through the streets unseen and unheard entering into houses unnoticed and without waking anyone within, kill and take the heart of it’s victim. Even two lovers lying together asleep have been pray. One waking up the next day to find their partner dead with their chests ripped open, both having slept peacefully unaware throughout the whole horrid ordeal. Nobody is safe on the island. Whatever it is, it strikes at night and takes when it can. Men, women and children have all died and there seems as though there is nothing that the citizens of the island can do to stop it.But now, the wizard of the island is sending out messages to the mainland into the Kingdom of Labpreane for brave mighty warriors. These messages are spreading, and not just throughout the kingdom, but throughout the whole world of Oldabrock. Perhaps the wizard knows something. Perhaps he knows something of the horror that is killing them, and perhaps the warriors, sure to come, can stop it…..Perhaps!This is the first part of the story “Of Muscle And Magic” which I have made free as I see it as a story in itself. If you enjoy it and want to find out the conclusion then the rest of the story can be purchased at Smashwords. I have set the price at the minimum, a mere 0.99 cents.The artwork (the girl with the dragon wrapped around her was done by my brother Robert Strickland.If you read this story I would much appreciate it if you would review it (whether the review be good or bad) here.
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